16Then it came to pass on the third day, in the morning, that there were thunderings and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain; and the sound of the trumpet was very loud, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled.17And Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain.18Now Mount Sinai was completely in smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire. Its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked greatly.19And when the blast of the trumpet sounded long and became louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him by voice.20Then the Lord came down upon Mount Sinai, on the top of the mountain. And the Lord called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up.
18Now all the people witnessed the thunderings, the lightning flashes, the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled and stood afar off.19Then they said to Moses, "You speak with us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die."20And Moses said to the people, "Do not fear; for God has come to test you, and that His fear may be before you, so that you may not sin."21So the people stood afar off, but Moses drew near the thick darkness where God was.